Pump Handle Turn
The Pump handle turn
version of Turn by the right
or By the left
was devised for use in crowded ballrooms especially where all the Couples
in an Active
, Longwise set
are performing a 4-bar Turn
On the first bar, hands are taken as for a Quick turn; once the dancers have passed the Centre line, the Turn is opened out for the second bar; these two bars are then repeated back to Places.
For example, here is a Scottish Country Dance in which the term, a Pump handle turn
, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions
or both -
Newbury's 50th Anniversary
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